It’s bravo, not goodbye, Columbus

Oct 16, 2014 910

The student's last name captured my attention. "Colon," I said. "Wonderful name!" The hesitant student stared at the floor.

As an Italian-American, I proudly celebrate Columbus Day. This Italian dared to sail a voracious ocean that feasted on mariners. At a time when thoughts of sailing off the edge of the earth made the bravest quiver, Columbus saddled the ocean's waves like a maritime cowboy. He discovered a prize far greater than the Indies. Columbus found Central and South America, and Cuba among others.

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